Students group clash with weapons on road; two held

According to the police, students of a city college traveling in the MTC bus (route no. 40-H) plying from Vivekanandar Illam to Avadi got off the bus stop near Anna Nagar second avenue. Students of a rival college were also standing there.
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CHENNAI: Two groups, later found to be college students, clashed with deadly weapons in broad daylight near Anna Nagar on Wednesday evening. Police arrested two students in connection with the attack.

According to the police, students of a city college traveling in the MTC bus (route no. 40-H) plying from Vivekanandar Illam to Avadi got off the bus stop near Anna Nagar second avenue. Students of a rival college were also standing there.

Soon, the students got engaged in a verbal duel and in the melee, some students collected stones from the roadside and hurled at each other. Few others pulled out knives from their bags and chased the other group, causing chaos on the road.

Public were alarmed by the students’ behaviour, police said. On information, a police team from the Anna Nagar police station rushed to the scene and arrested two students- Gautham, studying BA second year, and Surya, studying BA third year at Presidency College.

The arrested students were produced before a magistrate and remanded to judicial custody.

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